with a nice little patio with a box of paper bags to label for the VIP gift bags for the upcoming
party that was the reason we had come to the City of Angels. Karen had to head back up to
Hollywood Hills to the hair of her actress client (she stars in BOSCH among other things)
who had also agreed to be one of the models for our VIP party later that week.
Instead of sitting around watching someone get their hair done I figured I’d spend some
time in a part of Los Angeles that I hadn't got to the year before - so I had her drop me off
in Beverly ("Hills that is...swimming pools and movie stars..." ) or coffee shops and parks
as the case may be!
Anyway I ordered a flavoured iced tea or two and enjoyed it on the patio while I was labelling
my bags soaking up the beautiful California sun and listening to some interesting
conversations on the patio held by people who kinda looked and acted like I should
recognize them - but I didn’t.
I was definitely enjoying my time in the warm weather thinking about my friends and
family back home in still freezing Canada in April (where I knew I would be back again
within just a few days...
Finished my work labelling the VIP gift bags, I realised I had several hours before Karen was
coming back to collect me. I had lots of time to wander and discover Beverly Hills (it's not
very big you can literally walk around the whole place and back in a leisurely hour or so) but
I had a bit of a problem that would impede that plan!
the most convenient to be lugging around...and not really the look I was imagining walking
around Rodeo! Karen texted me with an idea. She suggested that I should ask the people
at the coffee shop if they would mind if I left the box with them for awhile...
I thought there’s no way they’re going to say yes...after all I’m stranger and it’s Beverly Hills.
Why would the people working in this swanky place want to babysit my random box?
before leaving for Hollywood in my signature red and black.
So there I was in picture perfect Beverly Hills with nine perfect nails and one broken one.
“I’m supposed to meet my client here in my nail just broke and we have an event tonight...
So I headed back down Rodeo and it wasn't more than a minute before I saw two nail
that this was free in the heart of Beverly Hills, and even more so how welcoming the gallery owners
if I had ever been to the gallery before, pointed out some of the exhibits, and told me to enjoy
my time. I told him how much I appreciated finding this artistic even in the middle of retail heaven
– or hell – depending on your perspective. I wandered around through the rooms alone just
even though cannabis is legal in California. Now like I’ve mentioned before here’s the conundrum.
You can legally purchase cannabis however you cannot smoke it at the hotel there are no vapor
lounges and you cannot smoke it in public. You see the problem?
dropped it while with one hand I was still taking it out the selfie to his pictures I see
something to eat and Beverly Hills for Karen came back to pick me up. For some reason I chose
a basic deli that I’ve never heard of I really didn’t think it was anything special - in fact after I
Kaminsky method which actually referred to Nate and Al’s.
in my kitchen months later I have a little plastic container that says meet in Al’s.
there at the coffee shop so I messaged Karen she said she probably be done in a half hour or
so I head it on back to the coffee shop ... The box was still there and the :-) manager smiled and